Postdoctoral researcher

Dr. Rachel Bezard 

Forschungsbereich 4: Dynamik des Ozeanbodens
FE Magmatische und hydrothermale Systeme

Wischhofstr. 1-3 
24148 Kiel, Germany 


Raum: 8A-216
Telefon: +49 431 600-2572



2011 - 2014

PhD Geochemistry, Durham University (UK) and Macquarie University (Australia)

2008 - 2010

MSc Earth Sciences, Laval University, Quebec (Canada)

2005 - 2008

BSc Earth Sciences, UBO (Universite de Bretagne Occidentale), Brest (France) and Laval University, Quebec (Canada)



Since 01.2017

Postdoctoral researcher, GEOMAR


Postdoctoral researcher, WWU Münster

05.​2014 - 09.​2014

Postdoctoral research officer, Macquarie University (Australia)


Research assistant, Laval University (Canada)


Geologist field assistant, AREVA, Nunavut (Canada)


Research assistant, UBO (Universite de Bretagne Occidentale) (France)



  • Bezard, R., Turner, S., Davidson, J., Schmitt, A.K., Lindsay, J., 2017. 'Origin and evolution of silicic magmas in oceanic arcs; an in situ study from St Lucia, Lesser Antilles.' Journal of Petrology 58: 1279-1318.
  • Bezard, R., Fischer-Gödde, M., Hamelin, C., Brennecka, G.A., Kleine, T. 2016. ‘The effects of magmatic processes and crustal recycling on the molybdenum stable isotopic composition of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 453: 171-181.
  • Bezard, R., Schaefer, B.F., Turner, S. , Davidson, J.P., Selby, D. 2015. ‘Lower crustal assimilation in oceanic arcs: insights from an osmium isotopic study of the Lesser Antilles.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 150: 330-344.
  • Bezard, R., Turner, S., Davidson, J.P., Macpherson, C.G., Lindsay, J.M. 2015. ‘Seeing through the Effects of Crustal Assimilation to Assess the Source Composition beneath the Southern Lesser Antilles Arc.’ Journal of Petrology 56: 815-844.
  • Hébert, R., Guilmette, C., Dostal, J., Bezard, R., Lesage, G., Bedard, E., Wang, C. 2014. ‘Miocene post-collisional shoshonites and their crustal xenoliths, Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone southern Tibet: Geodynamic implications.’ Gondwana Research 25: 1263-1271. 
  • Bezard, R., Davidson, J., Turner , S., Macpherson, C.G., Lindsay, J.M., Boyce, A.J. 2014. ‘Assimilation of sediments embedded in the oceanic arc crust: myth or reality?’ Earth and Planetary science Letters 395: 51-60.
  • Hébert, R., Bezard, R., Guilmette C., Dostal, J., Wang, C.S., Liu, Z.F. 2012. ‘The Indus-Yarlung Zangbo ophiolites from Nanga-Parbat to Namche Barwa syntaxes, southern Tibet: First synthesis of petrology, geochemistry, and geochronology with incidences on geodynamic reconstructions of Neo-Tethys.’ Gondwana Research 22: 377-397.
  • Bezard R., Hebert R., Wang C., Dostal J., Dai J., Zhong H. 2011. Petrology and geochemistry of the Xiugugabu ophiolitic massif, western Yarlung Zangbo suture zone, Tibet.’ Lithos 125: 347-367. 
  • Dai, J., Wang, C., Hébert, R., Li, Y., Zhong, H., Raoult, G., Bezard, R., Wei, Y. 2011. ‘Late Devonian OIB alkaline gabbro in the Yarlung Zangpo Suture Zone: remnants of the Paleo-Tethys? Gondwana Research 19: 232-243.